Anambra-born entrepreneur, Obi Asika announced that he has been honoured with the mandate to be a member of the Board of Trustees, National Olympic Committee.
Sharing the news on his Facebook page, Asika noted that he had missed the inauguration held for other members of the committee but was inducted at the office of the Secretary-General of the NOC, Mr. Olabanji Oladapo.
He revealed that being an integral part of the Nigeria national football team, Super Eagles had been his childhood dream.
“My childhood dream was to be called up for the Super Eagles and to be totally honest sports has always been my number one passion. I am honored to be elevated to this position and hope to be able to offer positive actions and energy towards sports development and our sports in general,” Asika said.
The sports enthusiast made recourse to his active days and the people he met in the sports industry.
In his words, “There are a million people to thank who in some way have contributed to me arriving here, all my teams I played with and for in my active sports days, all the teams I have been connected to and the sport’s administrators, journalists, entrepreneurs and athletes, clubs, associations and federations I have engaged with over the years.”
He further attributed his success to his family and friends, ” Without family and friends none of this is possible and I need to thank them all, for the inspiration from Yets Asika & my family and the motivation and loyalty of friends. You know who you are but I must mention #Godwin Dudu Orumen #Seyi Akinwunmi #PatrickEkeji Kojo A Annan, Laolu Saraki, #NkechiObi Emeka Enyadike Colin Udoh #FrancisOrbih Chimdi Ejiogu Nedum Ejiogu,”
” A life time of loving and living sports was a blessing from my parents. My sister said to me when you were 8 years old at Ekulu could you have imagined it and of course the answer was not at all. Thanks to my sisters for always being there Nkiru Asika Uju Asika and surviving my sports obsessions lol. I have to thank everyone who wished me well and hope to be able to contribute to our sports ecosystem through this role,” he affirmed.